This post is just a small warning to all about possible long-term effects of the lawn service. I've been doing this business for about 17 years. I was 19 when I started. I'm now 36. For years I thrived on being a work-a-holic. As a result of my labors I have a nice new big house...a great family...all the toys I could ever want and more. Life has always been good. I always make over $100,000 per year. But I'm starting to wonder now ---- at what price???? I've always had a crew work with me but I've always insisted on being on the job working with them. Not only does this insure the job is done right, but also it gets done faster. My crew and I average 35-45 lawns cut per day. 5 days per week. And usually a full day saturday is spent on shrubs. My problem is after many many years of doing basically hard labor my body is seeminly starting to crumble. This is very hard to deal with since I've always been very healthy and fit. First of all I've started having chronic headaches. This at first may seem unrelated.....but after much research I've determined that it may be due to my many years of using the weedeater and edger. As you know when you use these machines you are always looking downward towards the ground. This puts much strain on your neck and shoulder muscles resulting in small microscopic tears. I've read that many people who "look down" for a living such as welders or draftsman often develop chonic headaches. I've also developed back problems, sleep problems, anxiety problems, skin problems and more. I can't say for sure they are all business related but the following things certainly can't help. 1. Numerous years spent in the sun 2. exhausting physical exertion (10-12 hours per day) 3. Financial pressures (every entrepreneur knows about this) 4. poor eating habits (what else is there besides fast food?) 5. constant gasoline fumes 6. Too many sodas/caffeine (depleting vitamin b) 7. inhalation of fertilizer/weed control sprays In the past couple years I've allowed my crew to take more physical responsibilities while I try to tame my inner work-a-holic obsessions. It's not easy. But I'm learning. Anyone else have any industry-related health issues???